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Monday, November 6, 2017

Merry Monday #264 Red & Kraft

Merry Monday to all! This week Marcia hosts challenge #264 to use the colors red and kraft on your Christmas card.

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What a gorgeous wreath on her inspiration photo!! And I love kraft with just about every color but especially  with red! Here's my take:

Supplies: Paper - DCWV Ms Sparkle A2 card; dotted kraft by unknown; 
Basic Grey Bowties (red for label); scrap of kraft for holly;
Simple Stories Handmade Holiday 12x12 pad
Stamp - Hero Arts DC115 Frame Stamp & Cut (retired)
Dies - Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Greens Mini 661597
My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames (retired)
Inks - Festive Berries & Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - foam tape; Mark Richards Nailheads

I started with a red card and added an embossed dot panel trimmed off another A2 card (can't remember the manufacturer). I found some yummy textured kraft paper in a Simple Stories pad and decided it would be great for a frame. Stamped and trimmed the sentiment label and added it to the frame with some embossed holly in a medium shade of kraft. Added some red nailheads for the berries. Could've made a shaker but was too lazy, I guess.... Well, too lazy to look for my acetate which wasn't in its proper place!!

Hard to believe Christmas is only seven weeks from today - yikes! So lucky to have enough cards for my list already - the rest will go to charities. How are you doing on your holiday card stash? Join us at Merry Monday to keep on track!!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the wonderful creations by the rest of the Design Team!

16 comments:

Lin said...

Luscious colors, Linda - and I love all the textures on this one!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous Linda, love the layers, great colours Kraft and red together.

Jean said...

So elegant and wonderful texture!!

Rosemary said...

kraft and red never looked so good together, linda!!! your card is fabulous!!

Cindy C. said...

Wow what beautiful creation!

Linda said...

Beautiful and elegant, Linda. Have a great week.

JoAnn said...

Love your elegant card in kraft and red. So pretty.

AlisonC said...

I love this. The colours, the textures - fabulous.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful! LOVING all your texture and layers!!!!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Wow! The texture and detail on this is fabulous! Great job!

Bonnie said...

Oh my, Linda, this is gorgeous! Love all the texture and dimension and the embossed holly! What wonderful use of kraft and red!

Greta said...

Oh wow, Linda--one of my favorite cards! Love the holly, frame, dry embossing--everything!

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful, I have been admiring your card since it was posted Linda.

Karen L K said...

Very nice Linda! I like the layers and the textures and of course the color combo.

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card and I love the layers.

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! I really like what you did with this challenge. I was intimidated with the colors... But you sure have inspired me to try these colors.